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little finger

noun
1.
the finger farthest from the thumb, the smallest of the five fingers.
Origin of little finger
1250-1300
Middle English word dating back to 1250-1300
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  • Mrs Merdle curled the little finger of her left hand as who should say, 'I have caught you.

    Little Dorrit Charles Dickens
  • Externally he looks the same, and I can wind him round my little finger.

  • You can't build even a glue factory with just one little finger.

    Alice Adams Booth Tarkington
  • Madame Carolina applauded with her little finger on her fan.

    Vivian Grey Earl of Beaconsfield, Benjamin Disraeli
  • He meditatively flicked the ash from his cigar with his little finger.

  • Why, the lucky dog even had a gold ring on his little finger!

    L'Assommoir Emile Zola
  • Peter was thankful for that little finger, and for McGuire's honesty.

    The Vagrant Duke George Gibbs
  • Iredale removed his pipe, and pressed the ash down with his little finger.

    The Hound From The North Ridgwell Cullum

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